Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Why does it take all of my will power to not eat an entire box of granola bars in one sitting?

I think about time travel a lot more than a 27 year old man probably should. My imagination just goes wild with all the things I could do with it. Typically, when you ask people what they would do if they could travel through time you get answers like "I would go kill Hitler" or "I would go meet Jesus." Those are both great ideas and maybe I would get around to it but I think what I'd really enjoy doing the most would be to go back and hang out with my younger self and freak him out a lot.

"Hey, you know that girl you're planning on marrying? You're not going to, does that blow your f***ing mind?"
"Hey, you know that girl that Mark and Loren are obsessed with that you just met and told them that she's too young for them? You're actually going to marry her, ISN'T THAT NUTS?!!?"

I wonder if the young me would like the current me. I know the current me would have plenty to tell the young me about how to stop being an ass. I wonder if he would listen. Probably not, honestly.

Of course, I imagine that I could save myself a lot of trouble and could provide incredible opportunities for my younger self if I could travel back to him with my knowledge of what the future holds. What if someone could have told me, "Hey Taylor, you should punch a few people in the face. If you don't you'll regret it." Or, "You should really finish college, I promise you, nothing is about to happen for your music career. You've got time, asshole." I wonder if I'd be a different person if I'd done everything I was scared to do. I'm sure I would be. So then I wonder if I'd be a better person or a worse person.

I don't know.

I do love looking back on my life and taking time to appreciate how every little twist and turn, every failure and triumph, every pain and pleasure led me to where I am, and continues to lead me wherever I'm heading. Oh, what an adventure, stepping out your door each day.

Leah wanted me to blog about how we met today but since we disagree about when we actually met, I opted for time travel. I will part with a picture of the 2 most beautiful girls in the world.


  1. Have you ever read "The Time Traveler's Wife"? It's an amazing book...and the protagonist does have that experience where he gets to hang out with his young self. Sometimes he even gets to hang out with his self from 6 months or 6 days before. It's a wonderful book, definitely worth at least one read (I am re-reading it now).

  2. i have not read above mentioned book but the trailer for the movie is intriguing. My favorite book on time travel is still the time machine and my favorite time travel movie in the last few years is primer.

    I always thought it would be cool to freak myself out by leaving myself things i wanted but could not attain a few years back. It would be strange if you left yourself a note from the future that the cupboards are full and you even got bonkers and ninja turtles pies with green ooze filling because you know its our favorite.

    I'd also like to go talk to my parents at the same age I am and see what they had to say about life.

  3. you are in luck. the book is being made into a movie and comes out THIS friday. :)